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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

The case studies in this report show how public health and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) are working together to make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing. Local government has always been a close partner to the VCSE sector, and now, with public health colleagues, we are able to go

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A look back to 2012…   After decades of lobbying governments to address the disproportionately poor outcomes of people from black and minority ethnic groups (BME) in mental health services in Britain, psychiatrist Suman Fernando claims that under the coalition government there is a “huge” risk of race “falling under the radar altogether”. Fernando, 80,

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This report argues for giving citizens greater control over their own health and care, so that services are redesigned around their needs and aspirations, to improve health outcomes, and to save money by supporting people better to manage their conditions themselves. ‘In a world where most healthcare demand comes from patients with long-term conditions, the

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I work as a consultant in the leadership and organisational development team at The King’s Fund, and for the past eight months have been on secondment at Forward Thinking Birmingham – an innovative mental health partnership seeking to transform mental health provision for young people. My role has involved supporting the organisation with team integration

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Overview Financial pressures on the NHS are severe and show no sign of easing. However, we know relatively little about their impact on patient care. This study sought to investigate the impact of financial pressures in four very different areas of the health service: genito-urinary medicine (GUM), district nursing, elective hip replacement and neonatal services.

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